Gas Leak

LOS ANGELES | $120M settlement reached in huge 2015 Los Angeles gas leak

LOS ANGELES  — A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a blowout at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago, a utility announced Wednesday. Southern California Gas Co. said the settlement delivers on its commitment to the state following … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | $120M settlement reached in huge 2015 Los Angeles gas leak

MELBOURNE, Australia | Fruit’s pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

MELBOURNE, Australia — The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. Specialist crews wearing masks searched the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library on Saturday, but all they found was rotting durian in a cupboard. … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Fruit’s pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

Gas leak repaired in central London after evacuation

LONDON/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— British officials say a leaky gas pipe has been repaired after shutting down parts of central London. Officials say normal traffic and train service has resumed in the Strand area after around 1,450 people had been evacuated as a precaution. The leak was reported at around 2 a.m. Tuesday (0200 GMT; 9 … Continue reading Gas leak repaired in central London after evacuation

California finishes safety review of wells after blowout

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday. The Southern California Gas Co. facility at Aliso Canyon has been crippled more than a … Continue reading California finishes safety review of wells after blowout